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Walther Binner

Full name: Walther Binner
Gender: Male
Born: January 28, 1891 in Wrocław, Dolnośląskie, Poland
Died: September 18, 1971 in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
Affiliations: ASV Breslau
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Swimming


Walther Binner set a world record in the 100m breaststroke in 1909. He participated in 1912 at the Stockholm Games in the 100m freestyle, but was eliminated in the heats. In 1928 at Amsterdam, Binner became a jury member and member of the Deutscher Olympischer Ausschuss, at that time the NOC of Germany. In 1932 in Los Angeles he participated as a jury member and team leader.

In 1936, Binner was not allowed to participate at the Berlin Olympics because of his political views. In his absence he was voted out of his post as FINA President, a position he had held since 1932. After World War II he was Chairman of the Hessian Swimming Association from 1947-55. He became one of the co-founders of the Liberal Democratic Party in 1945 in Erfurt, and director of the Landesversicherungsanstalt Thüringen. Binner later fled to West Germany and worked as a teacher in Frankfurt am Main until his retirement.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Germany GER AC h3 r1/4

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Swimming Germany Round One Heat Three AC
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